NAfME COVID-19 Resources & News

NAfME recognizes that COVID-19 is a topic of great concern for our members – those in the classroom and those managing State MEAs. We have created a resource and news page with World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance as well as information related to music instrument hygiene, plus online professional development and virtual teaching resources. This page will be updated as we receive new information pertinent to our members’ needs.

Online Teaching and Professional Development Resources

March 18 Webinar on Teaching Learning Music Online: NAfME and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation presented a webinar on Teaching and Learning Music Online featuring NAfME President Kathleen D. Sanz, NAfME members Elisa Janson Jones and John Mlynczak, NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen, and NAfME Director of Public Policy, Research, & Professional Development Lynn Tuttle. Watch at the link above for ideas on how to prepare for and be successful while teaching in an online environment. 

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group — Share ideas with and ask questions of your fellow teachers

Free professional development clock hours from NAFME Academy

More resources will be posted soon.

Music Education Association Cancellations and Reschedulings

Covid-19 Resources & News

Adweek COVID-19 Live Updates on Event Cancellations and Travel Restrictions

ASAE Coronavirus Roundup Tracker of Conference, Travel and Business News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Information Related to Travel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Landing Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Planning, Preparation and Response within K-12 Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance on Mass Gatherings

Distance Learning Alternatives*: Questions to Consider in This Bizarre Time

Education Commission of the States COVID-19 Response and Policies

Edweek Coronavirus and Schools

Edweek Map of COVID-19 School Closures

EPA Registered Anti-Microbial Products For Use Against COVID-19 

Event Safety Alliance Webinar on Preparing your Organization for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Current Confirmed Cases Tracker

NAfME Health in Music Education Position Statement

National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians Instrument Cleanliness Resource

Piano Technicians Guild COVID-19 Piano Care

UNLV School of Music Instrument Hygiene

World Health Organization COVID-19 Landing Page

World Health Organization COVID-19 Planning Guidance on Mass Gatherings


NAfME Members are encouraged to discuss COVID-19 and its specific impact on music education on Amplify at